Wild to pick 12th in June draft
The Wild will pick 12th in the NHL draft on June 21-22 in Vancouver.
Two of Tuesday’s big winners in the draft lottery were the New Jersey Devils and the Chicago Blackhawks. The Devils will have the No. 1 overall pick for the second time in three years, and the Blackhawks will choose third after being projected at 12th.
The New York Rangers will pick second. The Colorado Avalanche had the best odds of landing the first pick at 18.5 percent (it owns Ottawa’s pick), but it drew the No. 4 selection. The Devils had an 11.5 percent chance of landing the first pick. The Wild had a 3 percent chance.
The lottery included the 15 teams that failed to qualify for the playoffs — or the franchises that acquired the first-round picks of non-playoff clubs.